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Faculty and staff

When our students enter the building, they are greeted with big smiles and high fives. Their teachers are genuinely excited to see them again, much like you are to see your own children every morning. That’s one of the many reasons our faculty is extraordinary. Our staff is dedicated to educating on more than English, math, history, and science. They teach students about hard work and the importance of doing the best we can in all that we do. They help to understand the world around us and question it when we do not understand. They teach how to set goals and how to achieve them. They inspire students to pursue their dreams by giving them the tools and support they need to succeed.

Cynthia Kirsch
ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL
Jennifer LeVine
DIRECTOR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
Ariel Rozen
DIRECTOR OF JUDAICS
Karla Morales
DIRECTOR OF ASA AND CAMP
Vivian Blum
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT





















DAN AHLSTROM Head of School dahlstrom@byds.org
LINDA ATZIL Controller latzil@byds.org
JANICE BEKKER Admin. Assist. to Assit. HOS & Principal jbekker@byds.org
VIVIAN BLUM Director of Advancement vblum@byds.org
ERICA GOLDBERG Director of Marketing & Communications egoldberg@byds.org
MICHELLE HOLLAND Head of School Executive Assistant mholland@byds.org
CINDY KIRSCH Assistant Head of School ckirsch@byds.org
LAUREN KUPOR Director of Admissions lkupor@byds.org
DONNA LANE Chief Financial Officier dlane@byds.org
JENNIFER LEVINE Director of Early Childhood jlevine@byds.org
KARLA MORALES Dir. of EDE/ASA/Camp kmorales@byds.org
TINA MORENO Controller Assistant tmoreno@byds.org
ALEX NEWMAN Counselor anewman@byds.org
ARIEL ROZEN Dir. of Judaic Studies arozen@byds.org
MEGAN UZICK Dir. of Student Services muzick@byds.org
MONICA WOOLF Librarian mwoolf@byds.org
CINDY ASKEW Language Specialist caskew@byds.org
DAVID LE IT dle@byds.org
BARBARA SELZER Office Assistant bselzer@byds.org
TIFFANY NGUYEN Nurse tnguyen@byds.org
KAYSONE SENGVONG Maintenance ksengvong@byds.org













CDO MARIA GAMERO EC 1 mgamero@byds.org
BRONIA KOSTANYAN EC 1 bkostanyan@byds.org
NIARA MALVEAUX EC 1 nmalveaux@byds.org
RIMMA CHERCHES EC 3 rcherches@byds.org
MARIANA FEFER EC 3 mfefer@byds.org
ROSIE MORENO EC 3 rmoreno@byds.org
TWOS CINDI STEINBERG EC 7 csteinberg@byds.org
LISA NATES EC 7 lnates@byds.org
MORGAN GERSON EC 9 mgerson@byds.org
RAEN CASSEDAY EC 9 rcasseday@byds.org
KATIE HERBST EC 10 kherbst@byds.org
LAURA BONILLA EC 10 lbonilla@byds.org
THREES HAYLEY JOCHNAU EC 11 hjochnau@byds.org
DANA HAKIMI EC 11 dhakimi@byds.org
NANCY SADICK EC 12 nsadick@byds.org
LATONYA TURNER EC 12 lturner@byds.org
MONIQUE TURNER EC 13 mturner@byds.org
MICHELLE HADAR EC 13 mhadar@byds.org


















PRE-K LINDA MEYERSON ES 8 lmeyerson@byds.org
JENNIFER CALLAHAN ES 8 jcallahan@byds.org
CYNTHIA MARTINEZ ES 10 cmartinez@byds.org
HEATHER PURCELL ES 10 hpurcell@byds.org
BONNIE SUCHART ES 12 bsuchart@byds.org
MIRIAM ILECHUKWU ES 12 milechukwu@byds.org
KINDERGARTEN SAMANTHA GOLDING ES 13 sgolding@byds.org
ADRIENNE LOUDEN ES 13 alouden@byds.org
KATHY RATCLIFF Teacher Assistant kratcliff@byds.org
FIRST RUTH ADLER ES 15 radler@byds.org
MADDIE NANCE ES 16 mnance@byds.org
SECOND RACHEL TOUBIN ES 17 rtoubin@byds.org
MARLA SHIELDS ES 1 mshields@byds.org
THIRD ASHLEY NICHOLS ES 2 anichols@byds.org
HANNAH SHAPIRO ES 3 hshapiro@byds.org
FOURTH/FIFTH LAURIE DREYFUSS General Studies/LA ldreyfuss@byds.org
PAULA SINGER General Studies/Math psinger@byds.org
CATHRYN MELLON General Studies/SS cmellon@byds.org








HARRIET BORMASTER General Studies hbormaster@byds.org
HALEY FINKELMAN STEAM Teacher (3rd-5th) hfinkelman@byds.org
JACKELYN SILVERMAN STEAM Teacher (Pre-K thru 2nd) jsilverman@byds.org
ALISA GOLAN Judaic Studies agolan@byds.org
JODI GOLD Art Teacher jgold@byds.org
MELANEE KAPLAN-WEISER PE Teacher mweiser@byds.org
CHRISTINE PHARES Music Teacher cphares@byds.org
DINA SILBERMAN Spanish Teacher dilberman@byds.org





DENISE OLITZKI Kindergarten and Pre-K dolitzki@byds.org
SHIRA MYTELKA 1st and 2nd smytelka@byds.org
LIMOR CARASSO Third/Fourth/Fifth lcarasso@byds.org
CATHYRN MELLON Fourth/Fifth cmellon@byds.org
ARIEL ROZEN Third arozen@byds.org
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Beth Yeshurun not only provided me with an excellent early education, but I was also exposed to teachers who taught...
2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00
Beth Yeshurun not only provided me with an excellent early education, but I was also exposed to teachers who taught and reinforced fundamental Jewish values...
Throughout my education at BYDS, I was surrounded by a warm and nurturing environment that fostered a love of learning...
2018-07-03T03:12:44+00:00
Throughout my education at BYDS, I was surrounded by a warm and nurturing environment that fostered a love of learning in a wide variety of Jewish and secular areas.
My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way...
2018-07-03T03:17:50+00:00
My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way we do Judaics makes Beth Yeshurun perfect for me.
The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
2018-07-03T03:19:20+00:00
The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we...
2018-07-03T03:20:29+00:00
BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we spend at school.